A to Z Challenge

Saturday, August 10, 2013

WeWriWa #6 - Ronan's feet safe on the ground?


Welcome!  Another wonderful weekend has rolled up on us.  Another opportunity to read eight little teasing sentences from a variety of genres.  So many styles of writing are waiting for you to happen upon them!  For you to ponder what comes next...Please click this link for WeWriWa (the sponsors of this great weekly event) and find out how to join in on the fun.
 
Last week here, Ena (a momma dragon) had told her son, Ardan, to drop Ronan who was dangling from his talons high up in the sky..."No," Ravyn cried, "Don't drop him!"
 
 
Ena swiveled her head toward Ravyn and rolled her golden eyes.  “Very well, bring the boy down.  It appears the damsels are not in the dire distress we'd heard.”

Ardan swooped down, causing Ronan to yelp with fright.  The dragon jerked up at the last moment and dropped Ronan in a pile at his mother’s feet.  He landed for a moment and nuzzled his head against her shoulder before leaping across the grasses to poke his head in under the canopy of trees.  Birds burst into the skies screeching and squawking at the intrusion.  His long scaly tail swished back and forth in delight as he sniffed the unfamiliar grounds.

I will make every attempt to get to everyone's pages in a timely manner, but as it is the last weekend before school starts...I might "have" to go out to the lake for some kayak and stand-up paddle board time.  Please forgive : )  If I don't make the complete rounds today, I'll get by tomorrow!  There are too many slices of #eight I need more of : )

One other little tidbit of info today.  See that Indie Block Party Button off to the side, just to the right?  That's happening a little later this month and is hosted by a really wonderful Indie author, Fel Wetzig.  If you are an Indie and haven't signed up, click this link here and check it out.  It will be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to meet fellow authors with the purpose of giving and receiving support.  (And having fun at the same time).  Hope to see you at the Block Party as well!

40 comments:

  1. Marvelously descriptive, Millie. I'm so glad Ardan hung on to him :-)

    Enjoy your "forced" lake time!! :-)

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    1. Will do. Thanks for stopping by Teresa : )

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  2. Beautiful! I love how i can really picture this in my head!

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    1. Thanks Lauren, I'm so glad you are enjoying!

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  3. Oh, lake time, I totally get that! I don't kayak or anything but am planning to hit the lakeshore myself tomorrow, just to take it in while the weather is still great. I'm gonna need it in January :)

    Your dragons may have gotten me over a feeling of "ugh, dragons, same old same old"! They're engaging and your writing style is clear without being boring. Thanks for sharing this piece.

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    1. I'm so glad you like my dragons : ) Ena has a wicked sense of humor, and she's a really loving and protective momma. I'm so very glad you enjoy!

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  4. My goodness, your details are insanely clear and vibrant. It is so fun to read! I'm glad Ronan was fine. I figured he would be despite the danger.

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    1. Thank you so much, I appreciate the compliment.

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  5. I love your description -- incredibly vivid!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting : )

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  6. Enjoyed this scene very much - I love the way you write dragons! Terrific snippet!

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    1. Thanks, Ena thinks you are okay in her book ; )

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  7. Anything with dragons gets my vote!!! Loved it!

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  8. Lovely #8 - and great showing of a "kid" dragon. Loved it. Made me smile. Good job.

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    1. Glad to put a smile on your face. Ardan is pretty adorable!

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  9. Sniffing sounds? And I love the reaction of the birds to the dragon's poking his head in.

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    1. : ) Maybe sniffing should be snuffling...might sound even more dragony : ) Thanks for swinging by Sue Ann!

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  10. Dragons rescuing damsels in distress--or at least trying to--is a nice twist.

    The little dragon is cute--though I bet he'd still be intimidating in person, size-wise.

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    1. He's a little, er, big sweetheart! Kind of like my Doberman. Huge dog, looks scary, but will lick you to death given the chance : )

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  11. Until now, I've never been a fan of dragon stories. The ones in this story are totally captivating! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Debbie. I kind of like them : )

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  12. Millie, I liked the aural and tactile imagery. Very descriptive piece of writing. Will definitely stop by again.

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    1. Thank you Roxy, I'm glad to have you here.

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  13. Wow! The more I get to know these dragons the more fun it becomes! The mother and son duo are loveable and I'm really glad Ardan was obedient and let Ravyn drop safely. I can't wait to hear from Ravyn as to say about it all and what these dragons will be up to next! Thanks for a great 8, and I hope you got lots of kayaking and water fun in this weekend! I was out boating down the Big Horn River yesterday and it seemed like the whole world was out for the last sunny weekend of water sports before school starts this week! Have fun :)

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    1. We didn't go out today...sigh. But, it's probably better. We'll go tomorrow when everyone else is at work. Hopefully we'll have the American River all to ourselves. My daughter starts school on Thursday, and I'm not ready!

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  14. Very vivid descriptions, and perhaps a touch of humor as well. Very nice 8.

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    1. Thank you Elaine, the dragon sense of humor is an odd one.

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  15. Great descriptions! I could see him swishing his tail, lovely!

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  16. This is a wonderful scene, all the way through. I love dragon humor. :D

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  17. The dragons are definitely nice. I like how you make everything move around them so well.

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    1. Thank you Linda. I'm glad you enjoyed.

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  18. Definitely a different take on dragons. It's nice to see some original type of interaction between humans and dragons. And funny!

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    1. Thanks Monica, I don't think dragons should just be scary, vicious, gold-hording, virgin munching beasties : )

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  19. Millie, I very much enjoyed this snippet. It's clever and funny, and I love the fresh take on dragon personality. :)

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    1. Dana, thank you so very much. They are so much fun to write!

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